At our best and most fortunate we make pictures because of what stands before our camera, to honour what is greater and more interesting than we are. We never accomplish this perfectly, though in return we are given something perfect–a sense of inclusion. Our subject thus redefines us and is part of the biography by which we want to be known.
Your own photography is never enough. Every photographer who has lasted has depended on other peoples pictures too – photographs that may be public or private, serious or funny but that carry with them a reminder of community.
Softcover First English edition 2017 (c)Princeton Architectural Press edition 2019
Photographer’s Library: Analog Photography
Since my last Photographer’s Library blog post I acquired quite a few books and its time to introduce a few of them to you.
Firstly let me tell you this. Analog Photography – Reference manual for shooting film is truly for everybody, not just for beginners. This book is beautifully designed and I wanted to buy it since I discovered it on the net.
The book is divided into 6 chapters:
Speeds & Exposure
Effects of Aperture & Shutter speed
Film and Filters
Simple as that. All chapters clearly explain all things related to analogue photography. So if you are new to all this it will be easy for you to get grip on terminology and photography jargon. It does not end here, there is a lot of diagrams and pictures ( all beautifully designed) which helps a lot. If you are an experienced photographer you will still find it fascinating to go through all photography principles.
Book is beautifully made and all book lovers will appreciate the textured cover and the slightly thick off-white pages. You will have an illusion of old vintage camera manuals when you list through the book from cover to cover.
Florian Kaps, founder of Polaroid Originals wrote :
“A few years ago, it would have been unthinkable for you to be reading these words printed with real ink on real paper,”
I cannot agree more.
So to conclude this review I would recommend this book to everyone. Go and get it while you can. It is a truly beautiful and useful book to have. You will not be disappointed.
This book was published by and can be bought from Ars-Imagio or you can order it from VETRO.